Klytemnestra, the original subversive female scene ii, Deception​-​Attraction

from Dominick DiOrio: The Captured Goddess by Misha Penton & Dominick DiOrio

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(As signal fires light the hills, heralding the Greek victory over the Trojans, Klytemnestra awaits her husband’s return)

Skyfire sear across forest, breathe and simmer over lake and swirl of stream:
Bring me Troy!
I carry spices and blossoms through our streets
Offering water and wine
Blessings of aconite and windflower clutched close in chants
and shouts strewn bell-high
Sacred fire releases perfume of cinnamon, laurel, sage and clove
Tended by women’s hands
And for you, my love
I plan
I…
In your absence, my bath: herb steeped with flower oil
Dreamlight on travertine knows only the pleasure of women - their soft milk a tang of lavender and summer over hips
belly inside ache chamber threshold
Invitation
I am unknown to any other man

— Misha Penton, libretto

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from Dominick DiOrio: The Captured Goddess, released October 27, 2015
Music by Dominick DiOrio
Misha Penton, soprano
Meredith Harris, viola
Kyle Evans, piano
Toni Valle, dancer and choreographer

Produced by Misha Penton
Audio recorded by Todd Hulslander at The Geary Performance Studio, Houston Public Media

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Misha Penton is a contemporary opera singer, composer, director, and filmmaker based in Houston, Texas. Her projects blossom in many forms: live performance, audio projects, video works, site specific / installation performances, visual art works, and writings. ... more

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